Understanding Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences

Faculty
Child, Family & Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CFCS 2432
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible Delivery ranging from 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
Spring
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course will prepare students to work with Aboriginal peoples as clients in a respectful way through
an understanding of relevant historical events, the intergenerational grief and trauma that
affects families and communities today as well as the resilience of the people. Local Indigenous values,
rich cultural traditions, ways and medicines will also be explored.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • The legacy of colonial policies, legislation and assimilation continues to impact Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities today.
  • Intergenerational grief and loss contribute to the current state of wellness in people and communities.
  • The knowledge of history, colonization and legislation empowers practitioners to work respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities who are involved with Aboriginal and mainstream systems.
  • We must have an understanding of others’ perspectives, knowledge and experiences in order to work in a respectful way with them.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Guest Speakers
  • Collaborative Learning
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.  Typical means of evaluation could include a combination of:

  • esearch essays and reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Examinations or quizzes
  • Class contribution
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Articulate understanding of the history of some of the diverse first peoples of BC as well as the intergenerational impact of colonization on those communities, including the Indian residential school system and the criminalization of the Potlatch and other traditional ceremonies.
  2. Discuss, at an introductory level, past and current legislation that impacts Aboriginal children, youth and families including the Indian Act, the Child, Family and Community Services Act and the current transformation of services.
  3. Describe different spiritual practices and medicines used for healing and wellness by some of the Indigenous peoples of Canada.
  4. Discuss some understanding of the current social issues that effect Aboriginal peoples in Canada, the existing intergenerational grief and trauma, as well as the resilience of the people.
  5. Articulate different ways of showing respect to and creating a welcoming space for First Nations, Métis and Inuit clients.
  6. Give examples of unintentional, subtle racism and an understanding of its impact.
Textbook Materials

TBA

Requisites

Prerequisites

Enrollment in a CFCS program or coordinator approval.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Langara College (LANG) LANG GNST 2XXX (3) 2009/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2009/05/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ANTH 2XX (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO INDG 203 (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC SOCW 2XX (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 202 (3) 2013/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV HSER 1XX (3) 2009/05/01 to 2013/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC IS 2XX (1.5) 2009/05/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU FNAT 2nd (3) 2009/05/01 to 2019/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU INDG 2nd (3) 2019/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36467
Fri
Inkster
Cheryl
Open
Online
CFCS 2432 004 - This course is restricted to YJWD students and is offered Sep 8 - Nov 15

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
20
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
12:30
-
15:20